SeaState Podcast

This entertaining and educational podcast covers a broad range of topics and features a leading line-up of industry experts as guests. As a must-hear extension to ON&T’s editorial agenda, SeaState addresses the breaking news and emerging trends in ocean technology, as well as discussing pioneering research, industry challenges and prospects for the future.

Sponsored by Ocean News & Technology and in partnership with MTS, SeaState is hosted by Rhonda Moniz, an accomplished journalist and filmmaker with extensive experience of the ocean industry.

Upcoming episodes can be found here.

Episode 4: Ocean Mapping - A Look at Mapping the Seafloor

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In episode 4 of SeaState, we talk with Dr. Larry Mayer who has participated in more than 90 cruises (over 70 months at sea!) during the last 35 years, and has been chief or co-chief scientist of numerous expeditions, including two legs of the Ocean Drilling Program and eight mapping expeditions in the ice covered regions of the high Arctic.

Dr. Larry Mayer is the recipient of the Keen Medal for Marine Geology and has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Stockholm. He was a member of the President’s Panel on Ocean Exploration, National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee for the Geosciences, and chaired a National Academy of Science Committee on national needs for coastal mapping and charting as well as the National Academies report on the impact of the Deepwater Horizon Spill on ecosystem services in the Gulf of Mexico.

Further, Dr. Larry Mayer was the co-chair of the NOAA’s Ocean Exploration Advisory Working Group, and the Vice-Chair of the Consortium of Ocean Leadership’s Board of Trustees, and is currently the Chair of the National Academies of Science’s Oceans Studies Board, a member of the State Dept.’s Extended Continental Shelf Task Force and the Navy’s SCICEX Advisory Committee.

In 2016, Dr. Larry Mayer was appointed by President Obama to be a member of the Arctic Research Commission, in 2017 he was elected to the Hydrographic Society of America Hall of Fame, in 2018, he was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and in 2019 he was elected as a foreign member in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Episode 3: The Marine Technology Sector - A Perspective

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In this episode we talk with Justin Manley and get his thoughts on our industry during these unprecedented times. Justin is an innovative technologist and executive with experience in startup, public corporation, academic, and public sectors. He is a recognized leader in unmanned systems development and operations. Mr. Manley has been working with marine technology and robotics since 1990. Mr. Manley founded Just Innovation Inc. in mid-2015. He supports clients from startups to multi-national corporations with core technical specializations in unmanned vehicles, robotics, sensors, and undersea systems. Mr. Manley offers clients support with strategy and innovation, business and product development, evangelism, and marketing. Hear his take on the state of the marine technology sector and where we need to look to the future of the industry. Listen in to a thoughtful discussion on where we have been, where we are and where we are headed.

Episode 2: A Chat with Marty Klein: The Father of Side Scan Sonar

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Join us for season 1: episode 2 on SeaState while we talk with the Father of side scan sonar, Marty Klein. Listen in as he talks about the evolution of the technology and his part in pioneering that technology. Hear about the history of side scan sonar and its impact on ocean exploration. From the labs at MIT to the Lochs of Scotland, don’t miss this chat with a true trailblazer. Sit back, stay tuned, and jump in on SeaState!

Episode 1: From Inner to Outer Space: The Race for Autonomy

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Join us for season 1: episode 1 on SeaState while we talk with world-renowned autonomous underwater vehicle pioneer, Dr. James Bellingham. Listen in as he talks about the use of underwater autonomous vehicles to explore the world’s ocean depths. Hear about how the technology is being used in the race to collect data beneath massive glaciers that are melting at record rates, and explore with us the future of these tools in our expansion to use this expertise on other worlds. Sit back, stay tuned, and jump in on SeaState!